Life in the UK Test

What happens at the test

You have 45 minutes to answer 24 questions based on the Life in the United Kingdom handbook.

You cannot bring children or other family members with you to the centre.

What to bring to your test

You must bring the same ID that you used to book the test.

You must also bring proof of your address that has your name and postcode on it. It must be dated within 3 months of the day of your test. This can be a:

  • gas, electricity or water bill - the original document, not a photocopy
  • Council Tax bill - the original document, not a photocopy
  • letter from the Home Office with your name and address on it
  • UK photocard driving licence
  • bank or credit card statement

You can use a bank statement you’ve received in the post or one printed at your bank branch or from your online account. If you use a printed statement, it must be stamped by your bank with:

  • an ink stamp (if you printed it from your online account)
  • an ink or electronic stamp (if the bank printed it for you)

If you do not bring the correct documents you will not be able to sit the test and you will not get a refund.

If you pass the test

You must score 75% or more to pass the test.

You’ll get a ‘pass notification letter’. You must send the original with your citizenship or settlement application to prove you passed.

You’ll only get one copy of the letter - you cannot get a replacement.

Call the Home Office if you’ve lost your pass letter. You will not get a new one but they’ll tell you what to do.

Home Office lost pass letters
Telephone: 03001 232 253
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If you fail the test

You must wait 7 days before taking the test again, but you can take the test as many times as you need to. You need to book and pay again each time.